You have probably been told to stay indoors if you are suffering from flu symptoms, have asthma or allergies.
But maybe you should also get in the fresh air.
"The significant increase in asthma and allergy in the last decades is probably associated with a worse internal climate. In winter, especially young children live much more indoors than outside, while we know that they are getting easier and more infected with viral and bacterial diseases.There is a connection here.Often indoor air can be much more polluted than outdoor air, says Dr. Kjell Vaage.
It is well documented that bad indoor climate can exacerbate the plagues of asthmatics and allergy sufferers.
The incidence of these diseases is increasing, and research shows that the causes of the increase are increasingly associated with environmental factors outdoors and indoors, according to the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association.
The case continues under the picture.
"In the winter months we go in, so do pests like mice and mice, and we know that the occurrence of mushrooms and mold in homes usually increases during the season." Studies show that living in a moist, moldy environment of time increases the risk of developing asthma, and can also lead to more and worse respiratory infections, cough and tiredness in the chest, "says Øyvind Setnes in Tryg Forsikring.
Several infectious diseases associated with the internal climate mainly affect the respiratory and mucous membranes of the nose and throat region. Causes common diseases such as colds and flu.
One of the worst sources of internal pollution is molding.
"It is especially in the transition between the humid autumnal climate and the winter cold that the mildew thrives." We do not like it, but indoor air is affected by it.If you can not get a mug, it will turn into a health problem for you. all who live in the house, says Setnes.
Condom molds are more common, but all molds can be avoided with good prevention. Key words here are to keep the surfaces clean and dry and make sure that moisture can not accumulate anywhere.
Good advice for a good internal climate:
- 1. Wash twice a day for 15 minutes. Do not stop opening a window, you have to open windows on all the ends of the house. Then the humidity increases and the temperature is reduced, which, in turn, causes the swirling dust to become heavier and lie on the floor. In addition to using the hood, you should also have an open window when cooking. This is to avoid water vapor and gas.
- 2. Keep a constant internal temperature in all rooms at 21 degrees. Do not turn off heat in environments you do not use What can happen is that the surfaces get cold and create condensation in combination with moisture. The water that occurs can quickly lead to mold. Especially important is having a temperature of 18 to 21 degrees in the room, because we actually do some moisture when we sleep.
- 3. Avoid putting clothes to dry indoors if possible. Water vapor is one of the worst for the climate in your home. Humidity can lead to mold, which is the main concern when it comes to indoor climate, which can increase asthma and respiratory discomfort. If you need to hang clothes to dry indoors, it is recommended to do this in a hooded bathroom.
- 4. Avoid having large furniture directly against cold outside walls. Where cold and hot air meet, air circulation should be good and airy. Otherwise, the condensation will develop, which may eventually evolve into molding. We recommend at least 5 to 10 cm of space between the furniture and the cold outside walls.
- 5. Provide documentation, especially if you are a tenant. In some cases, homeowners may be required to make improvements, and in extreme cases, the contract may be required to be terminated. This applies to homes where it has been shown that it is dangerous to live and nothing is done to correct the conditions. (Source: Insurance Insurance)